First great change of spring—
the coronavirus spreads
all over the world.
On the patio
six feet away from my friend
we share springtime tea.
first nibble of spring—
a handful of raw almonds
with my morning tea
Through a small window
I watch the first spring robins
foraging for worms.
First possum of spring—
I’m inclined to think he’s dead
till his tail twitches.
Spring sneaks through my yard—
the first blossom’s opening
brings me to my knees.

Haiku © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More The Whirligig #259
More Writers’ Pantry #13 at Poets and Storytellers United

Posted on March 29, 2020, in 5-7-5, haiku, Poets & Storytellers United, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. These are lovely with a twinge of sadness and impending doom.

  2. These are absolutely stunning! 💝 The fact that nature continues to go on is a reminder that there is still hope 🙂

  3. Vandana Sharma

    Nature is healing us despite the lockdown all over.

  4. 1- BAH 2- Refreshing 3- I have never had raw almonds before. 4- Robins are building nests here. The morning chorus is deafening…in a good way. 5- Wiley animals. 6- Sniffing blooms is fun.

  5. I love the progression of this sequence. Glimpses of life and living are always welcomed. And the ending is just perfect.


    Spring sneaks up on us. The possum really caught my mind’s eye.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      As long as the possum catches nothing else, you’re safe!

      On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 9:04 AM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  7. I’ve a feeling nature will thrive this year.

  8. Your words depict threat and the beauty of spring Here we are in autumn. Love robins and possums are regarded a pest here in NZ

  9. IT All Made Sense…
    “First possum of spring—
    I’m inclined to think he’s dead
    till his tail twitches.” 🙂

  10. Beverly Crawford

    YES! In the midst of this chaos, Spring reminds us that the world still turns.

  11. Oh, so well done! I much enjoyed.

  12. With our poor record of preserving the Earth for the future is it any wonder humanity had to be punished to bring us all in line again. I just hope we take the hint!

  13. Lovely – I like the poem!!

  14. These are lovely. Spring, rebirth after death. So much makes me kneel.

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